Trauma-Informed Practices in School Discipline

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Add to Calendar 2013-07-24 15:00:00 2013-07-24 15:00:00 Trauma-Informed Practices in School Discipline Description On July 24, 2013, at 3 p.m. ET, the U.S. Departments of Justice, Education, and Health and Human Services will present the Webinar “Transforming School Climate Through Trauma Informed Practices.” This 90-minute Webinar, the seventh in a series from the Supportive School Discipline Initiative, will examine the impact of discipline policies and strategies on student behavior, staff morale, and school safety; how some discipline responses can traumatize or re-traumatize youth and trauma-informed alternatives; and the impact of trauma on the behavior of youth with disabilities. America/New_York public


This seventh event in the Supportive School Discipline Webinar Series provided the knowledge that school, district, and court staff, law enforcement and legal personnel, youth, families, and other community stakeholders need to better understand the impact of exposure to trauma on youth behavior, how some discipline responses can traumatize or re-traumatize youth, and trauma-informed alternatives. In addition, the behavioral impact of trauma on youth with disabilities will be explained. By better understanding the impact of trauma, and the inter-relationship of trauma and disability, schools can use discipline practices that support students, foster their success, and keep them out of the justice system.

The Webinar featured Dr. Joan Gillece, Ph.D., Project Director for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) National Center for Trauma-Informed Care, Ms. Barbara Trader, MS, Executive Director of TASH, and the young people of the documentary film, Restraint and Seclusion: Hear Our Stories.

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